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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr J Roodenburg


This unit is concerned with developing a sound evidence based understanding of and required skills for working with individuals and therapeutic groups across the lifespan on the identification, intervention, and treatment of psychological problems and psychopathology incorporating an educational and developmental perspective. Ethical and legal issues and case management issues (eg keeping records) are considered. Development of understanding and skills in clinical interventions in relation to a broad range of child, adolescent and adult problems and psychopathology.


At the completion of this unit students will have developed personal clinical skills to an advanced level; an ability to identify and develop evidence based intervention and treatment programs for psychological problems and psychopathology across the lifespan, including reactive and behavioural difficulties, adjustment and relational difficulties, depression and anxiety, difficulties associated with various developmental stages including old age; incorporate a range of evidence based approaches with a particular emphasis on cognitive and behavioural principles; show an understanding of legal/ethical issues; show a knowledge of local human service systems relevant to the needs of the professional psychologist; demonstrate knowledge of associated research methodologies.


Three assignments (each equivalent one third of total 8000 words).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr John Roodenburg

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Off-campus attendance requirements

Off-campus students must attend a one (1) week Residential school


Successful completion of EDF6504 and an Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) accredited four year sequence in psychology